Apple's new 'spaceship' campus is coming along nicely
When you‘re Apple, the biggest company in the world and the money just keeps rolling in, you most certainly deserve massive, grand-scale, completely-over-the-top campus.
When you‘re the biggest company in the world and the money just keeps rolling in, you most certainly deserve massive, grand-scale, completely-over-the-top campus.
Apple‘s so-called “˜Spaceship Campus‘ has been under construction for over a year now, and by the looks of things, the mega tech company is definitely not playing around with construction and looks set to meet their deadline.
The plans for Apple‘s huge new campus was only approved a mere 18 months ago, but by the looks of things you would think that the grounds have been under construction for much longer. The company has said that they hope to officially open the doors to Apple‘s new home in 2016.
Over the past 18 months, many a curious Apple fan has given us a birds eye-view of the new campus by means of drone footage. The “˜Spaceship Campus‘ has become a popular subject for amateur drone videographers – of course, much to the delight of tech junkies like us.
In this March update of the campus, we can clearly see vast improvements as apposed to the footage we saw in September. Most notably, we can see the “˜underground theater‘ taking form.
Back in September, the site where the underground theatre (or “˜auditorium complex) was only just being excavated. Now, the site is under construction and one can clearly see the shape of the massive auditorium.
The underground theatre is said to become and “˜assembly space‘ for the Apple employees and will be 120 000 square-feet and big enough to seat approximately 1000 people. It will also have a kitchen area as well as a massive lobby area.
According to reports, the auditorium complex will cost an estimated $161 million alone to construct.
In its entirety, Apple‘s Spaceship Campus will become the new home to 12 000 employees. The entire site is a massive 2.8 million square-feet and will also incorporate a lot of green features like solar panels and vast “˜gardens‘ on the outside as well as teh inside of the campus.
Check out the footage below.